Originally Posted by metaphysician
This might be a silly question, but would the movie really have been improved if Hydra did the exact same stuff, only without the Red Skull going independent? Would slapping a few extra swastikas on the base really make *that* big a difference?
Not in my opinion.
What CATFA would've benefited from would have been greater attention to the action scenes. You watch successful pulp flicks like Indiana Jones, and Spielberg spends like 20-30 minutes on a single set piece, and it's exciting as hell. CATFA's approach was to montage every damn action scene to make it look like a movie trailer or a music video --- there was no substance to *any* of the action sequences.